"We are not dealing with harmless crackpots, but with terrorist suspects who are all in custody now," said Faeser, referring to the authorities' current attack on the scene. At least 1,050 Reich citizens have already had their gun licenses revoked, Faeser explained, adding that the government will "further tighten gun laws shortly."
With a view to the arrested AfD politician Birgit Malsack-Winkemann, who was in possession of a Bundestag card even after she left the Bundestag in 2021, traffic light politicians are calling for better protection of parliament. The deputy leader of the SPD parliamentary group, Dirk Wiese, wants to put the Bundestag's security concept to the test. "This includes access authorizations for employees as well as for former members of parliament," said Wiese of the "Bild am Sonntag". According to information from the newspaper, the Council of Elders in Parliament is to discuss this next week.
On Wednesday, the police and the Federal Public Prosecutor took action nationwide against a suspected terrorist network of Reich citizens who are said to have planned a violent overthrow. 25 people were arrested, including Malsack-Winkemann.